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Media: Sue Basko is available as a news source and also gives interviews.
Sue Basko is lawyer for indie media in California and Illinois, USA, with a Juris Doctorate magna cum laude, who was trained in mass communications Master of Arts graduate school in investigative journalism and historic research techniques, as well as in Media Law, Intellectual Property law, First Amendment, digital production tech and website design. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video and has produced and directed hundreds of low budget TV shows and videos. Sue shares her legal knowledge via several blogs , public workshops, and via emails with blog readers from all over the world.
Sue follows the California and Illinois Legal Bar requirements for Continuing Legal Education and has taken courses in Internet Law; Social Media Law; Strategy, Start-Ups, and Virtual Corporations; Music Law; Sports Agency Law; Computer Forensics; Patent Law; Intellectual Property; Ethics for Patent Attorneys; Ethical Considerations/ Risk Issues in Electronic Age; Intersection of Digital Rights with Copyright and Trademark Law; Intellectual Property Litigation; Procedural and Forensic Issues in Electronic Discovery; Patent Drawing; Persuasive Writing for Appellate Court; and other topics in Intellectual Property Law and Computer Law.
Sue writes a popular blog about Music and Media law. That blog helps musicians, filmmakers, and other creative people understand basic law that applies in their fields. She also interviews people such as music producers, a music video producer, designers, and a skateboard artist.
Sue writes her blog OccupyPeace, which assists people worldwide in planning peaceful protests. Sue has also assisted people worldwide with planning peaceful protests. In 2012, she assisted OSCE-ODIHR, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, which has over 70 member nations, with organizational help for a study of Human Rights in Public Assembly. The U.S. locations covered included the NATO protests in Chicago, the G8 protests in Maryland, and the Occupy protest movement in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland, California. The paper was presented to an international panel at the OSCE- ODIHR Summit in Vienna, Austria in November, 2012. The study was groundbreaking in having ample video evidence for its statements of police abuse and human rights abuses in protests. This video evidence was provided by indie media livestreamers across the U.S. and in other locations worldwide.
Sue was honored to be invited to participate in the 2012 OSCE - ODIHR summit on Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Association in Vienna, Austria, sponsored by the Irish Consultancy. Sue put forth international legislative proposals for promotion and protection of the use of cell phones, live streaming and wifi at protests. The proposals were included in the final draft of the legislative recommendations to the approximately 60 participating nations.
Sue's interest and commitment to freedoms of assembly and association infuse all of her work.
Sue does legal work for people in music, film, video, photography, venues, festivals, writers, journalists, people using the internet, website owners, and more.
You can find out more about her legal work HERE.
Sue's blog about indie music/ media law: http://suebasko.blogspot.com
Sue's blog about planning peaceful protest: Http://occupypeace.blogspot.com
Sue's blog that tells about her legal work: http://suebaskolaw.blogspot.com/